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Browse the news and stories from the University of Oxford – a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world. This includes selected news and stories from its 39 Oxford colleges, four academic divisions: Medical Sciences; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Humanities; and Social Sciences; the Department for Continuing Education, and its Gardens, Libraries and Museums division of the University of Oxford.

St Cross Building, University of Oxford
Education

University of Oxford and BARBRI launch the Widening Participation scholarship

Aimed at improving diversity and access to the legal profession, the scholarship will be available to the university’s law students from the Autumn 2022 term.
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists award £480,000 to nine UK-based scientists.
Education

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists award £480,000 to nine UK-based scientists

The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences have announced the recipients of the 2022 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK.
Oxford University develops test that can identify cancer and if it has spread
Life Sciences

Oxford Uni develops test that can identify cancer and if it has spread

The study analysed samples from 300 patients with non-specific but concerning symptoms of cancer, and their results show that cancer was correctly detected in 19 out of every 20 patients with cancer using this test.
Oxford team publish blueprint for making millions of doses of a new vaccine within 100 days
Life Sciences

Oxford team publish blueprint for making millions of doses of new vaccine

The researchers believe their work could help compress vaccine development timelines to 100 days from pathogen identification to mass production and distribution.
Three cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant found in Oxfordshire
Wellbeing

Three cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant found in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is set to become the focus of targeted COVID-19 testing activity following the identification of three cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
Roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in county’s car parks
Transport

Roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in county’s car parks

Following the installation of the first park and charge EV hub at Bicester’s Cattle Market car park in May, the locations of the remaining 19 sites have been announced.
Striking new sculpture installed outside Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government
Culture

Striking new sculpture installed outside Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government

The sculpture by Sir Michael Craig-Martin stands 5m tall and is made from a solid steel plate then powder-coated in bright pink polyester to protect it from the elements.
Design competition launched for £1bn Innovation District at Begbroke
Real Estate

Design competition launched for £1bn innovation district at Begbroke

The winning design team will set the bold ambition and design intent for a project that will transform the area around the university’s Begbroke Science Park to the north of Oxford.
Construction gets underway at Oxford University’s Life and Mind Building
Education

Construction underway at Oxford University’s Life and Mind Building

The building represents the largest building project ever undertaken on behalf of the university and will be its biggest teaching and research facility.
Oxford’s Linacre College to change its name after £155m donation
Education

Oxford’s Linacre College to change its name after £155m donation

The college, named after 15th-century scholar Thomas Linacre, will be renamed Thao college in honour of its benefactor and Vietnam’s richest woman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao.